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Drue
10-26-2004, 01:57 AM
Do anyone know where I can re-finish Rims In toronto for a good price...please let me know..
Thank you

Paul540/m3
10-26-2004, 12:22 PM
Carcone's in aurora
located on bloomington btwn lesile and 404(correct me if im worng)

CLEAN325is
10-26-2004, 02:37 PM
yep, Carcone's does an amazing job for cheap prices

grossi
10-26-2004, 02:57 PM
Agreed. I was going to say Carcone's as well.

Miguel
10-29-2004, 10:27 AM
anyone got a phone # for this place?

koncise
10-29-2004, 10:30 AM
anyone got a phone # for this place?

google is your friend :P

http://www.carcone.com/

Miguel
10-29-2004, 11:01 AM
does anyone know what they charge? do they reshape bent rims?

Miguel
10-29-2004, 11:03 AM
nevermind, I just called and they said they start at $100 and go up from there.
that doesnt sound cheap to me.

328power
10-29-2004, 11:12 AM
yeah its not too cheap for my rims they wanted like 160 a rim... might as well buy a new set...

Paul540/m3
10-29-2004, 11:16 AM
yeah its not too cheap for my rims they wanted like 160 a rim... might as well buy a new set...

it really depends what kind of rims you are talking about, mine were definitely worth refinishing as its still a lot cheaper than buying a new 1

koncise
10-29-2004, 11:25 AM
do they re-chrome? or whatever, u know what i mean

Miguel
10-29-2004, 11:30 AM
it really depends what kind of rims you are talking about, mine were definitely worth refinishing as its still a lot cheaper than buying a new 1
I think that depends.... imagine at $160 per rim, that $640 for a set + 15% tax = $736.

Assuming you can get $600 for your current M3 rims in the condition that they are in (Im going to guess minor scratches and minimal curbage) and add the $736 you'd spend on refinishing, that adds up to $1336 that you could put towards another set of rims. I know that that money goes a long way in buying used rims (especially in the US right now with the dollar so cheap) so really in the end, are you saving? I think the choice comes down to refinish your current rims vs. buy different & better new/used rims.

according to XE.com, 1336 Cdn. = just under $1100 Usd.
A quick search on Bimmerforums shows that for that price you can get 18" polished BBS RK's, Hamann HM2, ACS Type II 1 piece, and for a little more Fikse FM10's.

Paul540/m3
10-29-2004, 11:32 AM
i got my breyton magics for a smokin deal in 19inch and they were not perfect so i factored in refinishig from the start. Even with refinishing the set will have cost me below 2g cdn. w/tires. If i were to go purchase thoswe exact same rims again they would cost me probably more than double

GEEE$
10-29-2004, 05:11 PM
do they re-chrome? or whatever, u know what i mean


I don't think a shop can re-chrome a rim in the GTA(or southern ontario for that matter). I've heard 2 reasons...the first being environmental problems with the electro-dipping process(they all seem to tell me it's illegal and nobody will do it-however I don't know if that holds any truth), and secondly it would cost too much. I had an 18 x 8.5" rim on my old maxima, and it had a little rash, with some of the plating missing around the edges. I called numerous shops, and there wasn't a rim refinisher in southern ontario that would do it...not one. There must be some truth to this, because I had money just waiting to burn on any shop that would do it, but nobody stepped up to the plate. Phone around, I think you'll find the same answer.

I ended up buying another rim for 450 bones. *thmbsdwn*




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